Standard #: SC.1.E.5.2


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Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth's gravity pulls any object on or near Earth toward it even though nothing is touching the object.


General Information

Subject Area: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Big Idea: Earth in Space and Time - Humans continue to explore Earth's place in space. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the Solar System, and Earth. Humankind's need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of our Solar System.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

Course Number1111 Course Title222
5020020: Science Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720020: Access Science Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5020080: STEM Lab Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))


Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SC.1.E.5.In.2 Observe and recognize that an object will fall when it is dropped.
SC.1.E.5.Su.2 Indicate the location of an object before and after it falls.
SC.1.E.5.Pa.2 Track objects that fall to the ground.


Related Resources

Lesson Plans

Name Description
Dive, Drop, and Down

This lesson allows students to explore and learn about the Law of Gravity. In this lesson, students will discover how gravity affects different household objects. Students will also discuss with the class and teacher to explain what gravity is and how it correlates to the world around us. This lesson should take two science blocks of 45 minutes each to complete.

Falling Down?

In the lesson Falling Down? students will explore why objects fall. They will explore the meaning of gravity and the invisible pull to the center of the Earth. They will also explore why objects don't fall.

Look Out Below!

In this lesson students explore the force of gravity by testing gravity's pull with parachutes. The students will investigate the idea of gravity pulling objects to the ground unless something holds it up.

Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
What Goes Up

Look at the effect gravity has on objects as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Resource Collection

Name Description
Air and Weather - FOSS Module The Air and Weather Module consists of four sequential investigations, each designed to introduce concepts in earth science. The investigations provide opportunities for young students to explore the natural world by using simple tools to observe and monitor change.

Unit/Lesson Sequence

Name Description
What Makes Objects Move?

In this unit, students use different objects and observations to explore what factors influence an objects' motion.

Student Resources

Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
What Goes Up:

Look at the effect gravity has on objects as you complete this interactive tutorial.



Parent Resources

Resource Collection

Name Description
Air and Weather - FOSS Module: The Air and Weather Module consists of four sequential investigations, each designed to introduce concepts in earth science. The investigations provide opportunities for young students to explore the natural world by using simple tools to observe and monitor change.


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